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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Airborne 11.17.17: Cabri G2 Heli-Upgrade, NBAA/KSMO, USAF Pilot Shortage

Also: Electronic Flight Bags, SNC's Dream Chaser, flydubai Buys 225 737 MAX, Scottish Airshow Nixed

The FAA has approved Service Bulletin 17-009 for the Guimbal Cabri G2 that allows the pilot to use additional horsepower from the aircraft’s Lycoming 0360-J2A engine. Previously the allowed power had been 145 horsepower. The new rating allows the pilot to utilize 160 horsepower without any negative implications to operating costs or additional inspections. NBAA has filed its final brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the legality of the unprecedented settlement agreement reached earlier this year between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica, CA over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). The U.S. Air Force is short nearly 2,000 pilots, and is facing a potential readiness challenge, according to the Secretary of the Air Force. Secr

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Airlander 10 Gets Trashed... Again

'Broken in Two' -- This is the Airlander's Second Major Mishap

The Hybrid Air Vehicles HAV 304/Airlander 10 has been involved in yet another accident... this time when the massive inflatable broke loose from its moorings. The 302 foot airship had flown another test flight, Friday, and was moored through Saturday when something occurred breaking loose the vehicle and causing extensive damage to the airframe. Two people were reported to have suffered minor injuries as the vehicle deflated automatically once its safety systems were engaged following its disconnection from the mooring mast. The was no attempt to fly the vehicle at the time of the accident and none had been scheduled following the previous days's excursions.

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 11.14.17: Drone Registration, AT&T's Flying COW, Pilot Charged

Also: Boeing Completes Acquisition, Drones For LAFD, DJI Seeks Transport Canada’s Help, Uber and NASA

A defense authorization bill that includes a return to civilian drone registration has been approved by a House/Senate conference committee, and is expected to be passed by both chambers and signed by President Trump. The language is included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018. It would again require the registration of drones weighing more than about half a pound with the federal government. AUVSI president and CEO Brian Wynne has expressed support for the policy, saying a drone registration system "promotes responsibility by all users of the national airspace." This COW might not be able to jump over the Moon, but it is helping residents of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico make phone calls. COW is an acronym for Cell On Wings, It is a helicopter drone that is being used by AT&a

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17: Drone Registration, Drone Journalists Jailed

Also: Terror Advisory, DRL Sim, SureFly Octocopter, Space Needle Drone Pilot, FAI-ASFC World Fly-In Expo

A bill that includes a return to civilian drone registration has been included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018. It would again require the registration of drones weighing more than about half a pound with the federal government. "Congress finalized legislation that will reverse the earlier court ruling in the John Taylor case and restore the FAA’s UAS registration requirement, including for AMA members," said the AMA. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has issued an updated National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin pertaining to the terrorism threat to the U.S. homeland. “After careful consideration of the current terror threat environment—and with input from intelligence and law enforcement partners, I have made the decision to update

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Boeing Pledge To Power Construction Of MIT's New Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel

Company To Be Lead Sponsor Of Most Advanced Academic Wind Tunnel In The U.S.

Boeing will be the lead donor in the replacement of MIT's 79-year-old Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel with a new Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel that will be the largest and most advanced academic wind tunnel in the United States.

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Airbus Foundation Launches The Little Engineers Program In India

Goal Is To To Inspire Young Minds Towards STEM Careers

The Airbus Foundation together with its partner ‘The Little Engineer’ has launched the Airbus Little Engineer (ALE) robotics program in India.

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Canadian Customer Selects Bell 407GXP For Technology Capabilities

Customer Remains Anonymous

Bell Helicopter has announced the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXP to a private customer in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Gogo Dealership Approval Added To JetSupport’s Scope Of Services

Can Offer A Diverse Range Of Modification, Installation Of New Equipment, Parts Support

JetSupport has been authorized as a full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul Gogo Business Aviation dealer and will participate as a partner for hardware sales and installations across Gogo’s product portfolio on business aircraft.

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

United Arab Emirates Orders Five Airbus C295 Aircraft

C295 Sales Pass The 200 Mark

The United Arab Emirates Air Force & Air Defence has ordered five Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft.

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Officials Balk At Increasing Funding For Scottish Airshow

Organizers Seek £300,000 Per Year To Stage The Event, But Are Likely To Be Turned Down

The South Ayrshire Council in southwest Scotland is likely to turn down a request from The Scottish Airshow for long-term funding for the annual event.

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